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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

environmental stories...just because

they probably didn't reach a front page above the fold in most of the corporate press.

rocket (fuel) man.
a decade ago, nevada's congressional delegation won a grant from the epa to fund drinking-water improvements. richard bryan, one of nevada's two democratic senators at the time, proudly declared that nevadans had a right "to safe, clean drinking water." ten years later, bryan was a lobbyist for manufacturers of perchlorate. - mother jones

records contain pollution portrait.
state health and environmental regulators have levied about $55 million in fines since 1991 for more than 6,100 violations of the state's pollution laws, a new searchable watchdog database shows. a first-ever analysis of this data paints a portrait of pollution - charleston post & courier

scientists warn of persistent 'dead zones' in chesapeake bay and elsewhere.
healing low-oxygen aquatic "dead zones" in the chesapeake bay and hundreds of other spots worldwide will be trickier than previously imagined because the low oxygen levels that make it impossible for most organisms to survive also kill bacteria crucial to removing nitrogen from the water. - wapo

saving jaguars, tigers can prevent human diseases?
in central and south america, jaguars are often labeled as "cattle killers" and are slaughtered on sight. but a decline in top-level predators such as the jaguar can lead to a boom in prey populations that encourages the spread of disease including hiv, west nile virus, and avian influenza. - national geographic

honeybees under attack on all fronts. the world's honeybees appear to be dying off in horrifying numbers, and now consensus is starting to emerge on the reason why: it seems there is no one cause - new scientist

drought and fire here to stay with el nino's return. victoria is likely to come under the influence of another el nino within the next three years, exacerbating the drought and the likelihood of bushfires, a senior bureau of meteorology climate scientist says. - melbourne age

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 7:19 AM |

2 Comments:

wuddup skippy, always dig your blogs...

the same guy quoted in that "el nino's return link", Chris Field, also put out a lesser publicized comment that global warming is taking place at a faster rate than expected...

http://revmanny.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/feel-the-burn-global-warming-heating-up-faster-than-previously-though/

excuse the cheap plug... but it is an important story


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--reverend manny and the twilight empire
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commented by Blogger Actve, 8:52 AM PST  

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